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German siege of Warsaw, Poland 1939

Film | Accession Number: 2003.214 | RG Number: RG-60.3979 | Film ID: 3003

Scenes of the fire at night in Warsaw- these are the fires that burned on September 16, 1939 the first night of Rosh Hashanah, when the Germans set fire to the Jewish quarter destroying everything within a 20 block area (Jewish shops, homes, etc.) While it is difficult to make out- in the distance between the darkness and the flames you can see that there were bucket brigades set up and men were trying in vain to put out the fires. Julien Bryan's book "Siege" (1940) has a passage that tells this story. More shots of the fire at 01:06:38:12 trees are visible silhouetted against the flames, and there is a horse drawn carriage passing by. Camera pans from the large flames, to a beautiful old four-five story building where flames are just barely visible flickering through some windows, it seems this building too will soon be in flames.

Duration
00:00:28
Event Date
1939 September 16
Locale
Warsaw, Poland
Language
Silent
Genre/Form
Outtakes.
Credit
US Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of Julien Bryan Archive
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Record last modified: 2018-11-27 11:02:40
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